Recently, my friends at Mom Central sent me a $50 T.J.Maxx/Marshalls gift card and asked me to document how far I could make it go at my local store. Some of you might be scratching your heads and thinking that it’s a bit late in the season for Back to School shopping. (Those of you who know me IRL know that I am an obsessive planner and wouldn’t have been able to sleep if I hadn’t had all of LJ’s school clothes bought by August.)
Turns out that quite a few moms wait until the last minute to shop. A recent survey showed that as many as 60% of surveyed moms waited until after August 1st to purchase their back to school items. Folks are taking the economy onto account when buying as well. In a recent Mom Central/T.J.Maxx and Marshalls survey of nearly 1,000 moms, almost half (43%) name value or prices as the most important factor with the second highest factor being quality (40%) when it comes to BTS shopping and a whopping 80% said rising costs will impact this shopping season.
All this points out the importance of getting the most for every dollar, and T.J.Maxx and Marshalls are a great place to do just that. I was excited when a T.J.Maxx opened in my town several years ago and I stop in often since their inventory turns over quickly – you never know what you might find there!
I headed into today’s shop hoping to get some pajamas for LJ and maybe a few fall decorations for the house.
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of T.J.Maxx and Marshalls and received a gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for taking the time to participate.